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Billy Bradshaw

Blackburn Rovers FC

4 appearances, 0 goals

P 4 W 3 D 1 L 0 F 12: A 5
88% successful

1910-13

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name William Bradshaw
Born April to June 1884 at 56 Ingham Street, Padiham, Lancashire [registered in Burnley, June 1884].

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, William is the sixth child of eight to James and Sarah Ann (née Dewhurst), living at 17 Whitaker Street in Hapton. His father is a loom overlooker.

According to the 1901 census, William is one of five and he is a tripe dresser, still with their parents living at 13 Church Street in Padiham.

According to the 1911 census, William, a professional footballer, married to Nancy Jane, with two daughters, Edna and Gladys. They live at 81 Stockbridge Road in Padiham.

Married to Nancy Jane Duxbury, 12 September 1905 at St Leonard's Church, Padiham. [registered in Burnley, September 1905]. The registration states William's profession as a Professional Footballer. Nancy J. (b.23 October 1882) died at the end of 1927.
Died June 1955, aged 71 years [registered in Blackburn, June 1955].
Buried on 9 June 1955 at St Leonard's Church, Padiham. He was living at 105 Walter Street in Blackburn
Height/Weight 5' 8", 10st. 10lbs [1910].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Started his football career with local side Padiham FC, before signing with Accrington Stanley FC. Blackburn Rovers FC signed him in May 1903 for £20 transfer fee. After 386 league appearances and 36 goals, Bradshaw became the player manager at Rochdale AFC between 6 July and September 1920.
Club honours Football League Championship 1911-12, 1913-14;
Individual honours Football League (four appearances)
Distinctions His brothers Vic, Jack and Ernie played for Blackpool, Accrington Stanley and Burnley, around the dawn of the 20th century - Lancashire Telegraph, 30 January 2008

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 344th players (347) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
First match No. 105, 12 February 1910, Ireland 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 25 years nk days.
Last match No. 115, 17 March 1913, England 4 Wales 3, a British Championship match at Ashton Gate, Ashton Vale, Bedminster, Bristol, aged 28 years nk days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1909-10, 1911-12, 1912-13;
Team honours British Championships shared 1911-12, winners 1912-13;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.42.

 

Billy Bradshaw - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 4 4 360 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Billy Bradshaw - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 4 3 +1 0 0 4.00 3.00 100.0 +1
Away 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 0 1 2.667 0.667 83.3 +2
All - British Championship 4 3 1 0 12 5 +7 0 1 3.00 1.20 87.5 +3

 

Billy Bradshaw - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1909-10 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
BC 1911-12 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1912-13 1 1 0 0 4 3 +1 0 0 4.00 3.00 100.0 +1
BC All 4 3 1 0 12 5 +7 0 1 3.00 1.20 87.5 +3
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 3 1 0 12 5 +7 0 1 3.00 1.20 87.5 +3
All 4 3 1 0 12 5 +7 0 1 3.00 1.20 87.5 +3

 

Billy Bradshaw - Match History
 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 4 full capsx

Age 25
1 105 12 February 1910 - Ireland 1 England 1, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AD Start lh
2 106 14 March 1910 - Wales 0 England 1, Cardiff Football Ground, Cardiff AW Start lh
Age 27
3 111 10 February 1912 - Ireland 1 England 6, Dalymount Park, Dublin BC AW Start lh
Age 28
4 115 17 March 1913 - England 4 Wales 3, Ashton Gate, Bristol BC HW Start lh

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